UCLA Computer Science 111, Winter 2015.
Operating Systems Principles

Instructor: Paul Eggert, Boelter 4532J. Office hours are Mondays 10:00–11:00 and Thursdays 13:30–14:30.

Teaching assistants:

Lecture, 4 hours; laboratory, 2 hours; outside study, 9 hours.

Prerequisites: Computer Science 32, 33, and 35L.

Introduction to operating systems design and evaluation. Computer software systems performance, robustness, and functionality. Kernel structure, bootstrapping, input/output (I/O) devices and interrupts. Processes and threads; address spaces, memory management, and virtual memory. Scheduling, synchronization. File systems: layout, performance, robustness. Distributed systems: networking, remote procedure call (RPC), asynchronous RPC, distributed file systems, transactions. Protection and security. Exercises involving applications using, and internals of, real-world operating systems. Letter grading.

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Related IEEE/ACM Software Engineering 2004 (SE2004) bodies of knowledge:

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